Hundreds of thousands of Greeks celebrated this year’s Carnival amid strict austerity measures and grey future perspectives. However as the folk says: Poverty needs indulgence! Young and old, amateurs and professionals wore something funny, something meaningful and went out to have fun.
Domina – Angela Merkel rules Patras
Greece’s most famous Carnival Parade took traditionally in the city of Patras. The politicians, the “troika” and the IMF have monopolized the carnivals this year all over Greece, being an inspiration to all satirical chariots. PM George Papandreou was featured as a cyclist, Finance Minister George Papaconstantinou as “fakir” trying to pull money out of the bag. A chariot with IMF/EU/ECB-Troika Poul Thomsen & Co could not be absent in the long parade. They were featured as trying to tame the …beasts!